The path of the Bucks to the Finals
The Milwaukee Bucks ended the regular season with a record 46 wins and 26 defeats, finishing third in the Western Conference behind Philadelphia and Brooklyn. A step back from the previous season in which they closed with the best record in the league with 56 wins and 17 losses. The progress in the playoffs, however, was much better than last year, when they stopped in the second round eliminated 4-1 by the surprising Miami Heat.
The first round of this postseason has seen them opposed precisely to Miami, but on this occasion the series went differently. The Bucks have indeed wiped out Butler and his teammates with a sharp 4-0. The challenge in the conference semifinals contro i Brooklyn Nets favorites for the title thanks to the trio of wonders Durant-Harden-Irving. Milwaukee, however, managed to win in the seventh game, despite a resounding Durant. Kyrie Irving’s injuries in race-4 (never returned), and Harden’s muscular one, who returned in the last few races but very far from 100% of form, certainly weighed on the series. Milwaukee then beat the Hawks 4-2 in the conference final by Trae Young (out two matches due to injury) and Danilo Gallinari, despite Giannis Antetokounmpo’s injury in race 4, out in the last two games of the series.
The previous season with the Suns
To watch the upcoming regular season NBA Finals tra Phoenix Suns e Milwaukee Bucks they promise to be very spectacular and balanced. In the only ones two earlier in the season in fact there was no lack of emotions: two beautiful challenges closed only in the final seconds, in one case even after an extra time. The balance sheet speaks of two Suns successes with only one point of difference.
The history of the Bucks: two endings and a ring
The Milwaukee Bucks hit the NBA Finals twice in their history, in 1971 and 1974, winning the ring on the first occasion. In the 1971 finals they faced the Baltimore Bullets, winning a series with no history 4-0. The MVP was very young Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The final of the 1974, in which Milwaukee does defeated only in the seventh game by John Havlicek’s Boston Celtics (MVP of the final)
The possible protagonists
The most anticipated player for Milwaukee is obviously the due volte MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. However, his presence in race-1 remains in doubt after the knee injury suffered in the third match of the series with Atlanta. On the eve of the first game the Bucks coach Budenholzer did not think about the chances of seeing him on the pitch: “He had a good day and he is improving, but I have no expectations of him playing or not playing.” Antetokounpo in these playoffs is traveling at 28.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists. If he does not recover the weight of the Milwaukee attack, it will almost all be on the shoulders of Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, great protagonists in the success in Game-6 against the Hawks. Middleton in the postseason is putting on the scoresheet 23.4 points, 8 rebounds and 5.1 assists in the media. Holiday is on 17.6 points, 8.4 assists and 5.6 rebounds. The match under the basket between Brook Lopez e DeAndre Ayton.
Where to see the NBA Finals
The 2021 NBA Finals will all be visible live on Sky Sport Uno and Sky Sport NBA with the comment of Flavio Tranquillo and Davide Pessina. Race-1 scheduled in Phoenix on the night between Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 July at 3.00.
All the program
Race-1 | PHOENIX SUNS-MILWAUKEE BUCKS | In the night between Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 July at 3.00
Race-2 | PHOENIX SUNS-MILWAUKEE BUCKS | In the night between Thursday 8 and Friday July at 3.00
Race-3 | MILWAUKEE BUCKS-PHOENIX SUNS | In the night between Sunday 11 and Monday 12 July at 2.00
Race-4 | MILWAUKEE BUCKS-PHOENIX SUNS | On the night between Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 July at 3.00
Race-5 (if any) | PHOENIX SUNS-MILWAUKEE BUCKS | In the night between Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July at 3.00
Race-6 (if any) | MILWAUKEE BUCKS-PHOENIX SUNS | On the night between Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 July at 3.00
Race-7 (if any) | PHOENIX SUNS-MILWAUKEE BUCKS | In the night between Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd July at 3.00
Every day at 5.30pm on Sky Sports NBA there will be an in-depth study Basket Room Speciale Finals.